verb (used without object), gaped, gap·ing.
Origin of gape
Synonyms for gape
Related Words for gapedstare, glare, gloat, rubberneck, eye, look, goggle, focus, yawp, beam, ogle, peer, bore, wonder, eyeball, cleave, divide, yaw, gap, yawn
Examples from the Web for gaped
Historical Examples of gaped
Hinde gaped at him, incapable of expressing himself with sufficient force.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
One shoe reclined in the southwest corner and the other gaped in the northeast.In a Little Town
He gaped at her vague, pearly face, as if she had suggested some enormity.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
He returned no answer and gaped about him full of consternation and passion.The Frozen Pirate
W. Clark Russell
Bill Crane jumped from his horse, stretched his limbs, and gaped.The Young Miner
Horatio Alger, Jr.
Word Origin for gape
early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth, gape," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch gapen, German gaffen "to gape, stare," Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from PIE *ghai- (see gap). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, from 1530s.